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How to change default git commit message?

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I have added some changes on commit message in prepare-commit-msg file and then I exec this command

git config --global commit.template .git/hooks/prepare-commit-msg  

After that when I do git commit I receive something like this

40 lines of my changes and then  

# Please enter the commit message for your changes. Lines starting # with # will be ignored, 
  and an empty message aborts the commit. # Explicit paths specified without -i nor -o; 
  assuming --only paths... # On branch master # Changes to be committed: # # modified: test #  

Question is there any chance to show this default message on the top? Or better permanently remove this message?

posted Jan 18, 2016 by Luv Kumar

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May be you need to set the "commit.status" variable to false?

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